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Strange thing just happened and now I'm stumped


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bobbyray

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Hello all,
I haven't posted in a while cause my computer has been running just great thanks to all
you guys and gals here but I knew it wasn't going to last forever.

I know this computer is a cheap one but it has been good for a long time.

Here's what is happening
when I turn on puter all I get is two screens

I entered the bios to see if maybe I could boot from cdrom and maybe install xp again'
but I can't even do that cause I can't get past these two screens.

I'm attaching the photos here.

Thanks for clicking
Bobby Ray

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I think you have the same forums in favorites that I have, anyway I imagine you tried pressing "DEL" just to see what happens?
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:whistling: :blink: :help:
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IGNORE THIS ONE, GO BELOW

Edited by b1caez01, 29 November 2006 - 10:38 PM.

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This suggestion may not be of any use to you at this late date, but someone else might get use out of it...

Have you tried this...

http://support.micro....aspx/kb/310994

Do you have the MS booting floppies? If not find them and use them to try to over ride the problem...get them from MS...you will need 6 floppies.

Insert them one at a time, as asked...from the raw boot...ignore all else... Windows goes searching for something to get its teeth into when it boots, if you preset it to boot from the CD, remove the CD before starting ...when it does not find it...it will go a hunting...and will find the floppies...

If you have it set to boot from the floppie already, go no further...

Get back to us with the results...
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Thanks for all the help
I solved the problem by getting a xp boot disk from here
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

Loaded it and got my OS back.

Thanks again to everyone who took time to help.

Bobby Ray
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Same thing...you will note the link goes back to MS...

P.S. bookmark this DOS site, there is much useful stuff there, even for NTFS folks.

Download AVG, set it up, make up their boot floppy disks and keep both handy as well.

Now, you have two ways of hopefully, rebooting, with the AVG helping when a virus is involved.

In retrospect, I will not manage a system with hard drives more than about 35Gb in size, which necessitates the NTFS. I will opt for multiple drives and stick with the FAT system, mainly because there are a lot more tools for FAT systems then NTFS...and less head aches...

I got caught in the snare of bigger is better...well in my case, not so !

Edited by b1caez01, 05 December 2006 - 02:17 AM.

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